The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Based on the Novel by John Buchan
From the Movie by Alfred Hitchcock
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Beginning as a 1915 novel by British author John Buchan, The 39 Steps became one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most enduring thriller films, ranked in 1999 by the British Film Institute as the fourth best, 20th century film. In 2005, Patrick Barlow took the 1935 espionage nail-biter and turned it into a rip-roaringly funny, fast-action play that took both London and New York by storm, winning multiple awards in both locales. Along with a 2015 New York revival, subsequent regional productions have swept through this country by the dozens with now San Jose’s The Stage bringing the four-person comedy as a holiday gift to its patrons.
Please continue to my full review on Talkin' Broadway: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/sanjose/sj19.html
Rating: 3 E’s
The 39 Steps continues through December 20, 2015 at The Stage, 490 South 1st Street, San Jose. Tickets are available at https://sjstage.vbotickets.com/events or by calling 408-283-7142.
Photo Credit: Dave Lepori